Will a deactivated iPhone 5 still get updates?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Soulweaponry, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Soulweaponry macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2010
    Trying an android phone for awhile but still love the iPhone. While my iPhone is deactivated, will I still be able to get ios7 when it comes out?
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    If won't do anything WHILE it's deactivated, but if turned on and WIFI available the phone will talk to Apple that way regardless whether you have cellular service.

    If phone left completely off, the next time it gets powered on and the phone "finds" its way to the Internet either through WIFI or cellular data then it will attempt to load the latest IOS.

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